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Dry Needling

You may have heard of a treatment called dry needling and wondered what
exactly it is or if it’s something that may be right for you.

Dry Needling is the insertion of sterile single-use acupuncture needles directly into
myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Trigger points are composed of multiple
tight contraction knots within the muscle, which cause and contribute to pain
within the body. Research studies have shown that inserting such needles into
trigger points causes biochemical changes within the body, which help alleviate

Although Dry Needling uses the same needles as acupuncture, it is not the same
technique. Dry Needling is strictly based upon Western medicine principles of
treating myofascial trigger points, which are different from traditional acupuncture

The initial insertion of the needles does not usually cause any discomfort. The
local twitch response can cause a brief painful reaction; some patients describe
this as muscle cramping. It is important to remember that it is a desirable

It is common to feel some soreness post-treatment as with many manual therapy
techniques, however, once this has subsided, there should be an improvement in
the initial symptoms.

Dry Needling can treat problems like:

  • Pain in your shoulders, neck, back, knees, and hips
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Overuse injuries (Carpal tunnel syndrome, Golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow,
    tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Sinus issues

Don’t let pain control your life. At Integrated Health of Southern Illinois we can
devise a treatment plan based on your needs, your lifestyle, and your medical
history to help achieve symptom relief and other benefits as well. To learn more
about dry needling and how it could fit into your overall pain management
treatment plan, contact us today.

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